Clinical Research Nurse B/C (Infectious Diseases)

Clinical Research Nurse B/C (Infectious Diseases)


University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Employers By State in 2021.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title
Clinical Research Nurse B/C (Infectious Diseases)

Job Profile Title
Clinical Research Nurse B

Job Description Summary
As part of the Infectious Disease Clinical Trials Group, this position will coordinate clinical research consisting of projects in HIV, COVID19, and other Infectious Diseases. The person will support Infectious Disease Investigators in clinical research ranging from observational trials to investigational product trials, including both investigator-initiated and industry-initiated trials. Work requires on-site presence and interaction with research subjects. The position will assist with community outreach efforts throughout Philadelphia to recruit study participants which may involve travel throughout Philadelphia and surrounding areas to community based venues.

Work includes study implementation, community outreach, document development, regulatory work, subject recruitment and enrollment, study visits and regulatory compliance in one or more studies.

Job Description


Screen, recruit, and enroll consenting patients using Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines and conduct compliance monitoring of study participants. Includes community outreach efforts throughout Philadelphia to recruit study participants, which may require travel to community venues.

Conduct study related visits, including procedures such as blood draws, vitals, medical history, ECGs, targeted physical exams, providing study medication (PO and injection) and education to study participants, educating infusion nurses on IV study therapy and protocol infusion reaction guidelines, processing of biological specimens, and managing study data per protocol, GCP, and FDA guidelines.

Prepare for audits, review regulatory binders, perform internal audit and other QA activities. Handle monitor visits and audits with CROs, FDA, and other entities.

CRN-B: Correspond regularly with the Institutional Review Board and other regulatory agencies, including preparation and submission of protocols, protocol amendments, serious adverse event reports, and DSMB subject narratives.

CRN-C: in addition to the above, CRN-C may process and handle regulatory responsibilities for their studies.

Both above positions

CRN-B: With supervision, assist in preparation of source documents and study trackers

CRN-C: With supervision, assist in preparation of source documents, case report forms, study trackers, protocols and consent forms, and other moderately complicated study documents

Both above positions

CRN-B: With supervision will oversee Research Assistants and may mentor Clinical Research Coordinators (CRC) on subject recruitment, study visits, and other study related activities. Attend Investigator Meetings and communicate meeting information to the study team.

CRN-C: In addition to the above, with supervision they may mentor CRN-Bs.

Both above positions perform additional duties as assigned.


Effective problem solving abilities; effective communication and writing skills; strong organizational and time management skills; flexible and able to multi-task; strong attention to detail; demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently; knowledge of IRB and human research protection regulations; high reliable and good work ethic required. Position contingent on funding.

Clinical Research Nurse B: Bachelor's degree required and 1-2 years of related experience (or equivalent combination of education and experience). Registered Nurse; licensure in Commonwealth of PA without restriction or limitation. Phlebotomy, injection, and research experience preferred.

Clinical Research Nurse C: Bachelor's degree required and 2-4 years of related experience (or equivalent combination of education and experience). Registered Nurse; licensure in Commonwealth of PA without restriction or limitation. Phlebotomy, injection, research, and regulatory experience preferred.

Both positions are contingent upon grant funding.

Working Conditions
Office, Library, Computer Room

Physical Effort
Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$42,953.00 - $77,315.00

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

University Benefits



  • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
  • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
  • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
  • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family—whatever your personal needs may be.
  • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
  • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
  • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
  • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement—and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
  • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
  • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
  • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
  • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.

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